People tend to gather in the kitchen. Typically the centre of the home, the kitchen tends to collect guests like the counter’s end collects miscellaneous bills and junk mail. Whether you’re sipping coffee with friends or celebrating a birthday with family, the kitchen is a cozy landing spot deserving of plenty of upgrades and eternal love.
Kitchen trends are ever-evolving. It doesn’t take long for colours and styles to fade in popularity as new trends come onto the scene. There are plenty of must-have kitchen trends for 2021, from custom countertops to a fresh coat of paint.
An Organized Kitchen Space and Cabinets
By organizing your life, you’re beautifying it as well. Less clutter means a free mind and less to clean up. In theory, extreme organization brings about a happier existence.
While most of society has been swept away by the Marie Kondo method, we know that it’s possible to maintain a tidy home without getting rid of everything you own.
Can openers rarely bring real joy, but still, we keep them. Instead of tossing useful utensils and kitchen tools in the garbage, we find a place for them.
Organizing cabinets in the kitchen to allow for creative and logical storage is completely necessary and a popular kitchen trend for 2021. Custom cabinets offer consumers designs that will work with their kitchens’ layout, including shelving that swings out and storage compartments for junk and silverware drawers. Browse our selection of custom cabinet inserts here.
Storage space is everywhere, and a great contractor will know exactly where to look for it. The kitchen organization for 2021 extends to the pantry as well. It’s all about making space and clearing clutter after spending extended time inside.
Coloured Kitchen Appliances are Making a Comeback
Kitchen cabinets aren’t the only thing getting a makeover in 2021. Coloured kitchen appliances are coming in and taking over the surge in stainless steel we’ve seen over the past fifteen years.
While the trend has been growing for quite some time now, it’s only recently that designers are fully embracing coloured appliances and recommending them to clients. It’s time for a change, and adding a pop of appliance colour to your dream kitchen is the perfect place to begin.
As hues such as red and yellow begin to gain popularity, it’s important to mention here that you don’t have to take design risks to achieve the coloured appliance look. A Robin’s Egg Blue refrigerator may not be as “classic” as stainless steel, but black and white appliances complete the scheme without the risk.
What’s Hot in Countertops for 2021
One of the essential parts of your kitchen, the countertop, has big plans for 2021. Countertops have to be hardy and hold up over time while looking good, which is no easy feat. This year is ushering in kitchen countertop trends that are anything but typical.
Granite: Granite countertops never seem to go out of style when it comes to a kitchen remodel. Granite is simplistic while remaining modern and incredibly resistant to staining. These timeless aspects of granite make it an ideal choice for the kitchen. Browse our selection of Granite countertops here.
Quartz: Quartz countertops have the potential to bring classic, clean style to a kitchen remodel. They are a fantastic trend for anyone jumping on the organization train because they pull together a kitchen space incredibly well. Quartz works well for custom kitchen designs because the seaming is easy to hide. Browse our selection of Quartz countertops here.
Dekton: Available in a wide variety of colours, Dekton countertops are an excellent choice for homeowners that want to tackle a kitchen trend with a modern take while remaining tasteful and classic. Dekton feels fantastic to the touch and can handle the daily wear and tear that kitchen counters inevitably face. Browse our selection of Dekton countertops here.
LG Hausys Viatera®: Viatera® quartz surface is designed and created around the idea that a countertop is more than a place where meals are prepared. It is where good memories are born. Whether you’re looking for a surface that stands up to the demands of daily life, or a surface that resists the wear of commercial applications, Viatera® allows you the freedom to create a space that truly reflects the beauty and wonder of life. Browse our selection of Viatera® countertops here.
When it comes to countertop trends for 2021, consumers can expect to see new patterns and colour options that can completely change the entire kitchen’s feel, without updating anything else. All countertop changes are best when executed by a professional, and it’s a great place to start any kitchen remodel or updates.
Kitchen Colour Schemes for the Upcoming Year
Hopefully, 2021 doesn’t hold quite as many surprises as 2020, unless we’re talking kitchen colour schemes. Instead of all white and neutral grays, designers and consumers alike are opting for splashes of colour. In some cases, much more than a splash.
Kitchen colour schemes are falling in line with the appliance trends of 2021 and taking a walk on the wild side. There is a whole new world of kitchen colours coming to the forefront, from brightly painted accent cabinets to poppy mosaic backsplash and floor tiles.
Please don’t count the farmhouse trend out quite yet, as crisp cabinets of sage or apple green paired with wooden accents are still holding their own. This year’s kitchen colour schemes are based heavily on the classic while allowing plenty of room for colour to shine through.
Minimalistic Schemes with Plenty of Detail
Homeowners overwhelmed by the number of colour options that come with 2021 kitchen trends (it’s okay, you’re not alone) will find solace in minimalist colour schemes with plenty of surrounding details. You don’t have to purchase a yellow oven to keep your kitchen on-trend, but you can paint your cabinets white and adorn them with beautiful blue and purple mosaic knobs.
Colour does not have to overcome a space to remain relevant, and it’s completely perfect to use it effectively while keeping everything else fresh. Remember, too much colour can quickly become confusing, which is why working with a designer is the best bet.
Stylish Oven Hoods
While often overlooked, don’t underestimate the power of a stylish, bold, demanding oven hood. Oven hoods can let your guests know what theme you’re going for the second they walk into your kitchen space, and they’re on the list for almost every kitchen remodel for 2021.
Whether you prefer the feel of a sprawling farmhouse or a smaller, modern home, your oven hood can make or break your kitchen decor. Hoods that are too heavy in a kitchen with delicate features will loom aggressively over the stove, while smaller hoods can’t do a large kitchen with plenty of counter space justice.
Choosing the Perfect Faucet
Deciding on the perfect kitchen faucet is a lot harder than it sounds. You want to spend enough, but not too much. Make sure the tap has the height and reach that you require for what you spend most of your time in the kitchen doing.
Some faucet finishes are tougher than others, so consider daily use. Looks aren’t everything when it comes to this topic, but they’re something, so be sure to pick out a faucet that you really love. After all, you do have to look at it every day.
Breaking Down the Kitchen Trends of 2021
We can expect quite a bit out of 2021 regarding kitchen trends. Consumers are sick of looking at their surroundings and more willing now than ever to try something new. It’s time to mix the nostalgia of kitchens past with modern layouts and decor.
Colour is at the forefront of the kitchen revolution, but it’s not a complete takeover, so don’t fret if you can’t get there just yet. With a fantastic contractor and some interior design knowledge, your kitchen update will go off without a hitch. Contact us today for a free estimate.